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  • medically assisted treatment

    Does Medically Assisted Treatment Actually Work?

    January 25, 2018

    In the world of addiction treatment, there a number of different methods vying for attention. Among these are methods like holistic treatment, traditional therapeutic methods, and medically assisted treatment. Medically assisted treatment has long been under scrutiny for being both unsucce...

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  • addiction and PTSD

    The Correlation Between Addiction and PTSD

    January 18, 2018

    Addiction and Post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among one of the most common co-occurring disorders, especially in veterans. Recently the number of people suffering from both addiction and PTSD has increased and they aren’t all war vets. Individuals who suffer from mild-to-sever...

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  • cure for addiction

    Will There Ever Be a Cure for Addiction?

    January 11, 2018

    Since the opioid epidemic started to make national headlines, other news stories began to emerge touting the discovery of “cures for addiction.” Buzzfeed reported that a scientist named Dr. Stanley Glick discovered the cure for addiction in a drug called or 18-methoxycoronaridine (18-M...

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  • how does Narcan work

    How Narcan Reverses Opioid Overdoses

    January 4, 2018

    The opioid epidemic has been a growing problem in the United States for over a decade, with the death toll setting new records each year. The problem is so significant that it has negatively affected U.S. life expectancy for the second year in a row, dropping from 78.7 years old to 78.6 in...

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  • cocaine affects drug users' teeth and gums

    How Cocaine Affects Your Gums and Teeth

    December 21, 2017

    Dental health is probably the last thing cocaine users think about when they rub the drug on their gums or snort it through their noses. But the gradual, damaging effects of chronic drug use will be nearly impossible to ignore when they one day look in the mirror and see stained, rotting, ...

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  • long-term effects of MDMA

    What Are the Long-Term Effects of MDMA?

    December 14, 2017

    In the world of drug use, not all substances are created equally. While the negative effects of abuse and addiction to any substance are always present and apparent, the long-term physical effects may look different from substance to substance. MDMA or 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine,...

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  • Heroin facts

    10 Surprising Facts About Heroin

    December 7, 2017

    Heroin is one of the most potent and deadly illicit substances in the world. As the opioid epidemic wages on, we see more people succumb to heroin’s wrath every day. It seems that all eyes have been on this powerful drug lately. Despite all of the attention it may be getting, there still...

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